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VOL. XXXII, NO. 101.
ASPIRANTS ALL CLAIM THE LEAD THE SENATORIAL SITUATION IS - STILL UNCHANGED BALLOTING TO BEGIN TODAY Believed That Flint Will Show the Greatest Strength, With Bard Second, Fisk Third, Knight F.ourth, Oxnard Fifth Bpeelal to Tho ITerald. SACRAMENTO, Jiui. 9.— There Is ab solutely no change In tlui senatorial Fltuation, although the ah- Is blue with 81l sortH of gosplp. Tiie different as pirants continue to toot their own horns and claim everything In sight, but tho question Is us far from being settled ns It was a week ago. .'ln the Flint camp today there was a revival meeting on the occasion of the arrival of M. H. Flint, postmaster of IiOB Angeles and brother of the candi date, and other Angelenoa Interested In the Flint boom. This sudden Influx of politicians, however, has not turned the color of the legislative votes. When the legislature convenes to morrow morning the first step toward making a United States senntor during the session will be taken. While It Is a foregone conclusion that the first bal lot will result In the election of no one, it Is generally believed that Flint will show the greatest strength, with Bard a'close second. Flsk will probably come third, Knight fourth and Oxnard fifth. ' '?•'., '; The San Diego members of the legis lature may vote for U. S. Grant, jr., who Is believed to be in "a receptive mood." At the headquarters of the dif ferent senatorial candidates today there jWUJfi evidence of "things doing." All expressed themselves confldentof the ' result. The Flint forces any, "There's nothing to It but Frank," while the Bard people are on their dignity and assert, "We believe our chances better than the rest and unless something un foreseen happens the senator^ will be re-elected by a siife majority on the third or fourth ballot." .>'.; Oxnard declines to give out nny fig '; ures 1 - and Knight and Fisk say they ?■ have .."just, as good a'thahce as anyonfi else.'.'.,^;<;,. ' '^[ Bard Stock Advances ,-i Bard Stock advanced a few points tonight i when it was announced that tho day had resulted, ln two converts to the senator's cause. This was followed b.v a careful' estimate of tomorrow's vote on the first ballot, which places Bard in the lead. The figures are: Bard, 27 votes; Flint, 23; Knight, 21; F!sk, 11; Oxnard, 7; scattered, 20. The "messages exchanged . between George Knight and Senator Perkins are the subjects of much comment, although it is not thought the northern candi date has profited much by the move. Tonight the Flint people had a big hurrah, and after a closed-door con ference with Walter Parker they visited the headquarters of the sena torial candidates. .So far as known they did not succeed in winning maiiy votes, although it is said Assemblyman Frank IX. Devlin of Vallejo, one of the recognized leaders of the lower house, is a new addition to the Flint camp. : Knight's Letter From Perkins Today George Knight received a long letter from Senator Perkins, under the date of January 3, beginning "My Dear , George';" and ending with a reference loathe senatorial contest. The letter, which, with private maUer eliminated, was passed around tonight to prove that the senior senator is also "hands off," is in part as follows: , "I hear -from our mutual friends in California that your senatorial chances are. very bright. lam jsure that there is none more interested in your success and good fortune than myself. In this connection it may not be improper for nic to state that I have received nu merous telegrams and letters from friends of other candidates for the sen atorship who wish me to make declar ations in their fevor, but I have stated that you were my personal friend and that you had not asked me to declare in your fuvor, but simply to state that you would be an acceptable colleague. Your action In this respect has been most gpnerous in relieving me from the emVflrrassment with my personal col league, as you know my feeling of friendship toward yourself. "GEORGE C. PERKINS." Before receiving the letter Mr. . Knight stated that he had forwarded a telegram to Washington asking Sena tor Perkins for an expression of his at titude toward him. Jt has practically been decided who will > make the nominating speeches in both houses on behalf of the various candidates. In the senate Halm will nominate Flint*/ Selvage will Bpeak for Knight; Ro well will talk for Bard and JTVolfe will rise for Flsk. In the as»em 'jblyJiiouser will place Flint in nomina tion;'Rolley will appear for Knight; either Cromwell or Dorsey will present tho nanie of Bard, and Fisk will be nominated by Jones: Oxuard steadfastly refuses to declare who will make his nominating speeches in' either house. Samuel Shortrldgo arrived In Sacra mento tonight. He Is said to be a. Flint man, but his brother, Senator (Continued on !*»«« Two.). LOS ANGELES HERALD CLEAN STREETS ARE DEMANDED INTERESTS UNITE AGAINST DUST NUISANCE BUSINESS MEN HEAVY LOSERS Merchants Say Present Conditions Are Intolerable — Committee to Seek the Best . Remedy At a. RHthprlng of business men rep resenting many of the civic and com mercial liitpivslfl of Los Angeles, held In the nsrembly room of tho chamber of commerce yesterday afternoon, pre liminary action wan taken to provide w&ys and means to keep tlrs business streets of the city free of dust and In a sanitary condition. After extended discussion a recolu tlon was adopted directing that a com mittee of thi«e from each of the civic organ lotions be appointed to meet find formulate a practical plan to' H<l the city of the dust nuisance permanently, the plan to be presented to the city council for approval and action. The following attended the confer erence: Percy 11. Clark, Byron Erken brecher, A. K. Pomeroy, F. *\v. Flint, ji\, and Herbert Burdette, representing the realty board; H. B. Gurley and Fred L. Alles, the chamber of com merce; C. D. Wlllard, the Municipal league nnd the Jobbers' association; Maj. K. F. C. Klokke, president of me art commission; Secretary F. J. Zee handelaar and 11. W. Frank of the Merchants and Manufacturers' associa tion; Chief Engineer Kurtz, represent ing the Los Angeles electric railways; K. C. Whitmer, J. A. Falrchlld. Dr. Lc- Moyne Wills, E. Goode, Theodore I. White, N. O. Whims, F. AY. Mattern, CM. Staub, J. B. Konner, F. E. Ken dall, A. C. Bruce, F. D. Owen, J. W. Eckles; Harry Callender, Dr. William Dodge, Col. George De L,aVerne, Jnnies Hanley, street superintendent, and others. To Fight Dust Byron Erkenbfecher, who presided, said the conference had been called to consider the question of the best method of keeping the streets clean and : free from dust.' He said members of the realty board and others in the I'eal -estate V business^ are ■■" the" first to hear the complaints of the- tourists as to -the conditiovtSs^f the streets, and that they do not' fail to say what they think. Percy H. Clark, who had suggested the meeting, said the dust had been forced on him; that the dust had ruined tho goods of merchants, It gets In the eyes and throats of the people and that tire railroad people had told the speaker that often tourists had come into" the offices asking- for tickets so they could get out of the city as quickly ns possible; The speaker said the down town district should be cleaned first, from Temple to Tenth streets, down Main, Spring, Broadway and Hill, and as taxpayers the people will stand by the superintendent of streets. Hanley Needs Men James Hanley, street superintendent, said there are only twenty-two hand sweepers and two steam sweepers now in service. He said: "The dirt upon the business streets is carried down from the hills; we must use water to care for the dust; the dust Is certainly a great Injury to the merchants; if the streets are too wet the steam sweepers cannot take up the dust, j The board of supervisors of San Francisco fa vors hand sweeping, and It costs $20 a mile to keep the streets clean. We are up against It, gentlemen, and It is up to you to devise ways and means to meet conditions. I have been In office only a week. Later I may have somf> recommendations to offer. Present methods may be changed; I believe In doing the work by wards. The depart ment needs more men; n,ow there Is only one hand sweeper for two blocks. A week ago the city council dropped 112 men from the pay roll and five of them were from my department. I be lieve the city council will do the right thing. We hays to face the music and do the best we can." F. J. Zeehandelaar said he was sur prised to learn that there are but twen ty-two men to sweep the streets. He urged that the streets be put in a clean and decent condition, and added that he believed that If the city was short of money the merchants and property owners would stand an assessment of a dollar or two a month to keep the dust off the streets. He alluded to the prac tice of some saloon keepers and mer chants who, he said, swept the dirt from their places of business Into the streets in violation of existing ordl dances, and he also condemned the practice of permitting hackß and ex press wagons to stand on the principal business streets. Suggests Flooding Dr. Wills saiil there la no reason why the streets should be made a livery stable. He suggested that the streets be flooded wlth'water once a week at night by the firemen. H. W. Frank said he had become ex asperated at the. wretched condition of the streets. The way to clean the streets Is to clean them. The present ay h ten i does no good. - The men do not pick up the mud and dirt. The busi ness streets need attention at once. If (Cvnt timed ou fag* Two.) LOS ANGELES KERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1905. FOLK ASSUMES DUTIES OF OFFICE MISSOURI'S' EXECUTIVE IS INAUGURATED r , i FLAYS BRIBERY IN ADDRESS Declare* Legislator* Who Barter Votes for Gain Are Intolerable and Must Suffer Just Punishment By AnooliUd Prc«i, JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. £».— Every train arriving today added to the already large crowds of people who had assembled from various parts of the slate to attend the inauguration of Joseph W. Folk as governor of Mis souri. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bryan and 30 other guests, among them proml tnent democrats and their wives, were present. Previous to the Inauguration ceremo nies', Mr, and Mrs. Folk were guests of honor at a breukfast given at the gubernatorial mansion by outgoing Governor Dockery. Promptly at noon Mr. Folk was In augurated. The ceremonies took place In the house of representatives, which had been aproprlately decorated. ' Gov ernor Folk In his inaugural address said In part: "Partisanship Is a good thing sometimes, but patriotism Is a better thing all the time. Par tisanship Is well enough when It does not conflict with patriotism; but pa triotism Is a higher virtue than parti sanship. "Some of you are democrats, some are republicans,, all are Mlssourlans. In the discharge of official duties let us be Missourlans before we are any thing else. .•• Do not forget that you will be aiding the party you may be long to most by giving the public the highest service. You cannot help your party by Injuring the public. One may be in private life a democrat or repub lican, but when he steps into public office he becomes a public servant— a servant of all the people. "When you come before the people to give an account of your stewardship, the account must bo for public service, and not for party work. 'Your party nominated you, the people elected you hereto serve thia people and. by, that service you will reflect credit or dis credit on your party. You are.here as legislators, not as politicians, and *.ie welfare of the state should ever be . your first, consideration. If the pub lic wealjishould conflict with party advantage or personal ambition the public good should prevail. "If there be any corruption during this session of the general assembly It would be a disgrace to the state and a reflection on every man In this body and upon every official in the state gov ernment. It is too often the tendency of. good men in legislative bodies to close their eyes to things of this na ture, satisfied with their own honesty, but forgetting that It Is as much their duty to protect and defend the honor of the state as It is their own honor. Deals With Vote Selling "The legislator who Hells his vote traffics in the honor of a sovereign people and prostitutes the trust reposed In him. There can be no offense which, if allowed to go on, Is fraught with graver consequences. It is more fatal to civil life than any other crime, for it pollutes the stream of law at Its source. "It makes the passage of laws mere matters of bargain and sale, thwarts justice, enthrones Iniquity and renders lawful government Impossible. If all official acts were for sale we would have a government not of, for and by the people, but a government of, for and by the few ..with wealth enough to purchase official favor. It Is the highest duty of every legislator, of every of ficial and of every citizen to do all that he dan to eradicate this evil, which is the greatest enemy to free government nnd the greatest danger that confronts this nation today. Money Not the Only Bribe "It is not always by taking money that an official may prostitute his trust. He does it whenever he uses the power given him to be exercised for the public good for any other pur pose. An official can embezzle public power as well as public money. One in public office has no more right to use his official powers for personal ends than he would have to put his hands into the public treasury to pay a private debt. ' "In order to aid In the Investigation of rumors of corruption, laws should be enacted compelling witnesses to testify as to their knowledge of bribery transactions and exempting such wit nesses from prosecution for any mat ters directly or indirectly growing out of Buch testimony. "When a legislator accepts a pass he puts it in the knowledge of the representative of the railroad that he has violated the law and is subject to Indictment. This knowledge can be used by the railroad representative to club the legislator into submission to corporate interests. "It Is proper that railroads and all Interests, quasi public and public, should have the right to appear before legislative committees and present rea sons for or against the passage of any (Continued uu I'mcq i'nu.V JOSEPH W. FOLK, INAUGURATED GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI RUEF CLAIMS TO HOLD CONTROL FOLLOWERS SAY HE HAS THE BALANCE OF POWER Assertion Made That He Does Not Want Senatorial Election Him. - self, But Can Direct Thirty. Five Votes Special to The Herald. SACRAMENTO, Jan. " 9.— The first real sensation of the legislative session was sprung tonight when Abe- Ruef, the Republican political boss of San Francisco, arrived here. He immedi ately held a conference I with fifteen northern legislators, after which it was announced that Ruef is not a candidate, but that his forces hold the balance of power and are in a position to name the senator. Invitations are said \to have been extended to twenty-two as semblymen and senators to attend the Ruef meeting, but only fifteen respond ed. The Ruef people claim, however, that they can control thirty-five votes, which, if correct, would elect almost any candidate they are cast for. Ruef says he is not a candidate himself, but that he may accept a complimentary vote on the first ballot. He claims he advUed his followers to center upon a candidate and stand by him. Another conference will be held tomorrow'morn ing, at. which the Ruef men are ex pected to designate their choice of can didates. Much excitement hns been caused over the claims of Ruef and. his sup porters and the San Francisco boss is the busiest man in Sacramento, Judg ing from the manner he Is sought by the managers of the different aspir ants. SUICIDE AT ORANGE L. D. Beard, a Painter, Hangs Himself in Fit of Despondency : Special to The Herald. SANTA ANA, Jan. 9.— L. D. Beard, aged 35, a painter of Orange, commit ted suicide at 6 o'clock this evening by hanging himself In a woodshed, where his wife dlseovered^hlm a few minutes later. Despondency is given as the cause of the deed. Deceased was a member of the Knights of Pythlus and leaves a widow and small daughter. His father and mother live in Los An geles. Impressive Naval Inspection By Associated Press. FORT MONROE. Va.. Jan. 9.— The Inspection of the battleship coast and Caribbean squadrons by Secretary of the Navy Morton and Admiral Dewey was one of the most Imposing naval spectacles witnessed In Hampton roads In many years. < ADAMS TO TAKE UP DUTIES TODAY WILL BE INAUGURATED AS COLORADO'S GOVERNOR After Severe Fight, Peabody's Nomi nations of . Goddard and Bailey as Judges Were Confirmed j in the Senate: By Associated Press. . ' DENVER, Colo., Jan. 9.— With the exception of the contest for the gover norship, which will be filed by Gover nor Peabody on "Wednesday, and' the hearing of which will continue through several weeks, the political troubles of Colorado that are of particular interest to the outside world, have been settled, 1 and Al va ■ Adams will be inaugurated as governor tomorrow.; ' . , - ' , '■ The last battle was waged today In the senate, when Luther M. Goddard of Denver and George W. Bailey .of Fort Collins, who were nominated by Governor Penbody for the", supreme bench, were confirmed . after ■ a . hard fight. The Democrats claim that Inasmuch as the two appointments are not effec tive until April, Governor Peabody had no legal right to name them but should allow Governor Adams ■ to. make the selection! An effort will probably be made at some later j time ■to induce Governor Adams to appoint two men in place of Goddard and Bailey. The appointments conllrmed today will make the political complexion of the court seven Republicans and two Dem ocrats.' 'i.-:"'i!*. The inauguration of Governor Adams tomorrow will be in the simplest man ner. There will, by the request of the governor-elect, be no military display and it is believed that the entire cere mony will last but a few minutes. Governor Peabody issued a statement to the public tonight in which he claimed that he had been fairly re elected and stated that it was his pur pose to Inaugurate a contest. WILL EXTERMINATE SERIS Governor Ysabel Plans Another Expe dition Against Cannibals By Associated Press.* TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 9.— The mili tary expedition sent to Tiburon Island by the Mexican government under command of Governor Ymibel has re turned to Guaymas. Governor Ysabel reports having given battle to a force of Sell Indians, in which some forty of the Indians were killed. A number of women and children were taken pris oners and brought to Guaymas. . A second expedition will start for the island this week with the object of vQinpletely exterminating the Indians. PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH COLTON VOTERS PROD PRESCOTT REMIND HIM OF HIS PLEDGE TO SUPPORT BARD Republican Club Adopts Resolutions Calling His Attention to Con. ditions Under Which He ;. Was Nominated By Associated Frera. SAN BERNARDINO, Jan. 9.— At a special meeting of the Colton Repub lican club tonight the following reso lution was unanimously adopted and ordered sent to Speaker F. C. Prescott at Sacramento: "F. C. Prescott, Sacramento—Where as, your nomination (for assembly) was by acclamation, and in you was reposed the highest personal ' trust possible to be' given by the convention which nominated you; "Whereas, In response to that trust you, without mental reservation, prom ised to further the will of that con vention, by resolutions expressed, for the re-election of . Hon. Thomas R. Bard to the United States senatd and as a further pledge you earnestly in voked the punishment of Almighty God if you did not; ' "Resolved,' That we demand of you fulfillment of your pledge." The resolution is signed by E. A. Pettijohn, chairman of the San Ber nardino county convention, and presi dent of the Colton Republican club, and by M. ■ C.I Butterfleld, secretary pro tern. PENNSYLVANIA GIRL WAS PRISONER OF COSSACKS Miss Mabel Crewe en Route Home With Fiance, Who Went to Her Ale 1 By Associated Prsss. SEATTLE, Jan. 9. — Miss Mabel Crewe, the Pennsylvania girl who as a trained nurse with the Japanese army was captured by Russian Cossacks Oc tober 17 at Maeampho, Korea, and held as a prisoner of war for six days, passed through this city today en route to Pennsylvania. She was accompanied by Walter Conrad, her fiance, who when news of her capture was cabled to this country traveled post haste to the Orient to succor her. Miss Crewe was released by Inter* vention of the Japanese military authorities. Miss Crewe reports that she was treated without discourtesy by the Cossacks. The experience has, however, unnerved her, and she Is not well. She comes of a wealthy Penn sylvania family. WITTE FAVORABLE TO DEEP REFORMS WILL HOLD PECULIAR PLACE AS INTERIOR MINISTER MUCH IS EXPECTED OF HIM Russian Prisoners Start for Japan and Are Treated With Greatest Consideration by Little , Brown Captors US Amsncintoil Fresft ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 9.— M. "Wltt» as Minister Hvlatopolk-Mlrsky's succes sor nnd holding a position in the coun cils of Emperor Nicholas approaching Gen.'l^oris Mellkoff's during the trying' Nihilistic days of Alexander II may be' one of the startling results of tHe con test waging over the question of In- " terlor reforms. The popular Idea has been that Prince Svlatopolk-Mlrsky and M. Witte were acting In harmony in this matter, but the, Associated Press learns from the highest source that exactly theoppo-' Bite ia the fact. They can more prop erly be described as rivals and oppo nents than as friends. M. Witte prevailed in tho matter, of the imperial manifesto, the hazy terms of which did not meet with Prince Sviatopolk-Mlrsky's views. ■ According to the hitter's friends, the contest was resumed Immediately upon the conven ing of the committee of ministers,': the prince finding JM. Wltte opposed to the proposition to Invite In a consultative capacity the various classes Interested in the reforms. The prince's friends believe M. Witte at heart would go farther than the former, but that it suits his present purpose to adopt a more conservative attitude until all the reins of power are firmly in his own hands. Under the circumstances the prince/ whose health is really greatly im paired and who is a plain-spoken nian; unschooled in the art of Intrigue,^ feels himself unequal to the task of continu ing the contest and has confided to his friends within twenty-four hours that he prefers to retire. PREPARE FOR PRISONERS Ja"ps Make Ready 7 to ReceiveCaptlvtS" ! ' .'i ; : From Port Arthur . '^.;V^ By Associated Press. TOKIO, Jan. 9, noon.— The Japanese, who express great admiration for Gen eral Fock and other officers for refus ing parole and standing by the' men of their army, are busily preparing, to receive the Russian prisoners from Port Arthur. The first batch of 30, 000 are expected to arrive at Mojl and Shemonosekl shortly.; After disinfec tion they will be sent to Kure, and probably to Matsuyama, Nagoya, Hlmeji, Kyoto, etc.'. The generals will be treated in the best possible manner. (Continued on I'age Two.) THE DAFS. NEWS FORECAST Southern California: Cloudy, unsettled weather, with showers Tuesday; fresh south winds. Max. imum temperature in Los Angeles yesterday, 58 degrees; minimum, 50 degrees. « I— Aspirants all claim the lead. 2 — Wants to annul Duke's marriage 3 — Severely attacks district attorney. A — Names judges for new court. s—Police5 — Police to drive out negro clubs. 6— Editorial. •■;.- V;-_;-.:V ;-_;-.: 7 — City news. B—Classified8 — Classified advertisements. 9 — Southern California news. 12 — More money for city employes. , EASTERN Senator Moriran maki-s Bl»ech In opposi tion to statehood bill. Inaugural bal* In Pension building. Secretary Morton urges that quarantine • station at Han Diego bo moved to a new site. ISniftneer's report sent to congresii, ursine government control of Colorado river water*. FOREIGN Detachment of l'ort Arthur garrison be glna journey to Japan. M. Wltte Is Miccvaimr to Interior Minister, Svlatopolkmtrsky. Will advocate sweeping political reform*. COAST , .Mv« Adams will bo Inaugurated today as governor of Colorado. Situation in Neiiuloriitl content remains unchanged. Hullullng will begin today. ■ . lluef claims to hold balance of power In : senatorial light. LOCAL Methodist ministers hear marvelous tales of metaphysical healing. All Interests unit* in war huh.lih.l du»t Convention of tho State Building Trades council lv session. Attorneys for O. M. Carpenter, charged with murder, challenge good faith of prose cution. Woman la twice divorced from her hus band. Woman seeks to enjoin her lmuband from . squandering her fortune l.on Angeles Traction company offers re ward for capturu of Wentlake park holdup New- motor for Capt. Baldwin's airship Is marvel of power. Young mother dies, leaving child In charge . of girlhood classmates. ■■ . Interurban electrlo railway terminal sta tion to he opened this week. Col. Henry Keller, a hero of the south, puma away. ' Police to drive out negro clubs. Council recalls propoaed gaa ordinance Council paswis salary ordinance Increas ing i>»y of city hall employes. .-.,„ BuiM-rliitendenl lUiiUy opens campaign for belter streets. City Treasurer Workman uska city ta uuy, Uu Kraal cola safus.